Front Elevation
2,167 sq ft(201.32 sq m)
Guide price £950,000

Rushlake GreenNr Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9QT


    Key features

    • Idyllic rural position in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Rushlake Green and Bodle Street Green
    • Charming Grade II listed farmhouse with self-contained annexe over garage
    • Many characterful features with accommodation over three floors and a lovely outlook to all sides
    • Delightful south facing garden
    • Well regarded village primary schools in Dallington (2.9 miles) and Punetts Town (3.1 miles)

    A charming Grade II listed farmhouse tucked away in this wonderful rural setting.

    About this property

    • Batsford Farmhouse is a quintessential late medieval farmhouse nestled in the heart of the rolling Wealden countryside at the end of a long track about five miles southeast of the market town of Heathfield, between the pretty villages of Rushlake Green and Bodle Street Green. For commuters, Stonegate station lies about 11.6 miles to the north, providing services to London (Charing Cross/Cannon Street) and there is a good choice of schools in the area.

      The property enjoys a rural outlook to all sides within established gardens with a southerly aspect and has been lovingly restored with extensive bespoke oak joinery which merges seamlessly with the aged oak, including wall and ceiling beams, drop latch doors and leaded light windows, to create a delightful country home.

      The characterful accommodation comprises a generously proportioned sitting room with a wide Inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove and French doors opening out to the garden, a dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room complete with an Aga, together with four good-sized
      bedrooms and two bathrooms.

      In addition, the detached double garage to the eastern side of the house encompasses a useful first floor self-contained one bedroom annexe or studio/office.

      The garden surrounds the house, amounting to about 0.64 of an acre, with a magnificent English oak and a raised flagstone terrace edged with wisteria to the rear, providing a lovely vantage point for enjoyment of the idyllic surroundings. Steps lead down from the terrace to a sweeping lawn bounded by hedging and mature trees and adjoining open fields. A copse of fruit trees, including apples and a medlar, and a wildlife pond in the corner provides a lovely feature.

      Rights of Way
      A public footpath runs along the private drive owned by Batsford Farmhouse, passes the front of the property and on through the neighbouring garden. Please see the boundary plan for details.

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    Local information

    • 1.5 miles Rushlake Green, 5.3 miles Heathfield, 11.6 miles Stonegate station, 15 miles Eastbourne, 17 miles Tunbridge Wells (all mileages are approximate)
    • Batsford Farmhouse is situated in an idyllic rural location, about a mile and a half from the picturesque village of Rushlake Green within the High
    • Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dallington and Punnetts Town offer well-regarded village primary schools, whilst Heathfield Community College covers secondary level. Independent schools in the area include Vine Hall Preparatory in Robertsbridge, Claremont near Battle, Battle Abbey School, Bedes Senior School in Upper Dicker and the public and prep schools in Eastbourne.
    • The Battle Road (B2096 3.4 miles) links to the A267 (via Newick Lane to Mayfield) and heads north to Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) then via the A21 to the M25 providing access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Channel Tunnel.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A267 (Frant Road) for about nine miles, passing through Frant, Mark Cross and Argos Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Mayfield, then the right-hand turning sign-posted Knowle Hill. Continue straight ahead into Newick Lane and follow this road to the end and turn left onto the A265. After a short distance take the right hand turning onto the B2096 and remain on this road through Cade Street, then turn right into Marklye Lane towards Rushlake Green. On reaching the village green turn left towards Woods Corner, Dallington and Battle, then bear left and turn immediately right into Bodle Street Road. After about about a mile, turn right into Iwood Lane and continue for about 0.7 of a mile to Eygpt House on the right. Take the unmade track on the right and Batsford Farmhouse will be found on the left near the end.
    • EPC Exempt